This morning your driver will meet you at your ship at 9AM for the approximately 2.5 hour drive to Berlin. Upon arrival, your local guide will meet you for touring.
Begin your time in Berlin with a short overview tour of the new Berlin. Located on the once desolate Pariser Platz, the Brandenburg Gate is Berlin’s only remaining city gate and has become a symbol of German unity. Nearby, your guide will take you to Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial. The memorial commemorates the Jewish victims of Nazi terror. This striking memorial consists of approximately 2,700 concrete slabs to symbolize an undulating graveyard. This moving and solemn memorial contains the names of 4.4 million murdered Jews.
In the same area you can also see the Reichstag. The Reichstag was built in the late 19th Century to house the German Parliament. Today you will have an appointment to head to the top of the dome for a panoramic view of Berlin.
This afternoon, continue down Under den Linden to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island and visit the imposing Dom Cathedral. Once the court cathedral of Prussia’s royal family, the Berliner Dom was conceived as a Protestant answer to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Today you willhave the choice of visiting one of Berlin’s top museums. One favorite is the Neues Museum, home toBerlin’s fantastic Egyptologist collection including several mummies and the famous bust of Nefertiti.Or, if you prefer European Masters, we recommend Gemaldegalerie. This is Berlin’s premiercollection of Old Masters, featuring one of the most important collections of European paintings from
the 13th to the 18th centuries. You’ll find Breugel, Dürer, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt and more. Formore modern masters, you will want to see the Berggruen. This outstanding museum presents exceptional works of classic modern art. Included among the artists are Picasso, Klee, Giacometti and Matisse. Over 100 works by Picasso form the heart of the collection.
After touring, your guide will remain behind in Berlin and you will return with your driver to your ship.